FITWELLThe UCLA Recreation FITWELL Program activates wellness on campus by educating, motivating and empowering faculty, staff and students to make healthy lifestyle choices specifically in the areas of fitness and exercise, nutrition and weight management, stress management, and general health education. {Read more about FITWELL}

The FITWELL program is available to UCLA Faculty, Staff, Students and Recreation Members.

Developed in support of UC Living Well, a UC wide wellness initiative and Be Smart About Safety, a workplace safety and wellness program, the FITWELL program through UCLA Recreation is working with Workers Compensation, UCLA Environmental Health & Safety, UCLA Healthcare, Insurance and Risk Management, CHR and other campus agencies as well as the Ashe Center, Student Development, Student Psychological Services, Residential Life and other student services to bring greater awareness of and to promote the benefits of wellness programs to the campus community.

Workplace wellness programs, such as UCLA Recreation’s FITWELL program, can offer great benefits to UCLA and its employees by facilitating a healthy workplace culture. Incorporating physical activity and healthy eating into an office or other organizational culture pays dividends for participants and helps to control health care expenses. The FITWELL program offers a variety of wellness options to choose from which aids in employee’s commitment to fitness, and the Fit Squad offers a "get started" package to help UCLA departments establish an organizational culture that values employees making healthy lifestyle choices.

The FITWELL program also offers tremendous opportunity to support students’ academic and developmental success through education and access to physical activity and other wellness programs.

Improve the health culture of your department and support both employees and students to be healthy and productive, by creating a climate that promotes health and safety, and in which they feel valued and appreciated. Learn more about the UCLA Recreation FITWELL program today. A healthy and fit employee is a more productive and hap

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Contact Us

Phone: 310.206.6130
In-person: FITWELL Services Desk,
John Wooden Center 1st Floor
E-mail: fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu


Student & Rec Member Programs

Group Exercise


Purchase a Fitness Pass

All Group Exercise classes require a Fitness Pass. Fitness Pass is $25 per quarter.

Purchase one at Sales & Service - Cashiering (John Wooden Center, 1st floor), or at KREC, and enjoy variety, flexibility and fun with these exciting Group Exercise classes! Designed to provide a balanced workout regimen, the Group Exercise schedule provides a menu of cardiovascular workouts, strength workouts and flexibility workouts to choose from. Mix and match, and remember to vary your workouts for the best and safest program.

For detailed information on fitness guidelines, consult one of our certified Personal Fitness Trainers, Group Exercise Leaders or Strength & Conditioning Consultants, or check out the General Exercise Guidelines

Choose Your Workout

Complexity of Choreography: (Low / Medium / High)

Exercise Intensity: (1 Low / 2 Medium / 3 High)

Each class is listed according to the complexity of choreography is an individual preference. Each participant is responsible for monitoring his/her own intensity level during class.

Group Exercise Leaders will introduce you to the Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale during class. This is a subjective method of monitoring intensity and is based on a 0-10 scale. Zero (0) corresponds to the intensity of sleeping. Ten (10) corresponds to the intensity of running as fast as you possibly can.

Trained Leaders

Our Group Exercise Leaders (GEL) are highly trained. Upon completion of an entire year long training program, participants must pass a nationally recognized certification exam, an in-house practical exam and an in-house audition. Proudly, most of our instructors are UCLA students.

Instructional Classes

Check times, dates, and register for Spring Quarter Classes here

Intro to Barbell- Learn basic barbell movements like the deadlift, front squat, back squat, overhead press, and bench

Power Lifting- Advanced course focusing on the deadlift, squat, and bench. Intro to Barbell strongly recommended. 

Olympic Lifting- Advanced course focusing on the clean, jerk, and snatch. Intro to Barbell strongly recommended 

Intro to Strength Training- Learn the basics of strength and conditioning, including how to use dumbbells, kettlebells, and machines. 

Intro to Body Building- Introductory course for strength training specifically for muscle development and body sculpting. 

BHIP for Grads- Bruin Health Improvement Program exclusively for grad students. See BHIP tab for more info.

Pilates Reformer- Pilates Reformer challenges your entire body with great attention to the core using the reformer, which contains a platform that moves back and forth along a carriage. Excellent for improving posture, strength and flexibility.

Fitness Leadership Program

Want to be a personal fitness trainer or teach fitness classes?

Download the Fitness Leadership Program application here!

It is our mission at UCLA Recreation to offer affordable, safe, and fun fitness options for our students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Teaching life-long skills that promote healthy life-style choices is a business that we take pride in. FITWELL has the unique opportunity to impact the lives of many people in a positive way, and we prepare ourselves well to take full advantage of this opportunity. Our program is challenging, and our fitness leaders are excellent role models who help to inspire our participants to train their minds, bodies, and spirits!



The Fitness Leadership Program (FLP) is an in-depth training program that is based on NSCA, ACSM, and ACE standards. This program has two tracks: 1) the Group Exercise Leader (GEL) and 2) the Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT). The program is academic as well as practical. FLP participants learn all of the fitness fundamentals required of Fitness Professionals (Anatomy, Basic Physiology and Adaptations to Exercise, Biomechanics, Exercise Technique, Program Design, Special Populations, Adherence and Motivation, etc.) FLP participants assist our current fitness staff, serve as UCLA Fitness Leaders & Liaisons to the campus community, and volunteer at health fairs and other wellness functions. At the end of the program, FLP participants take a nationally recognized exam. Group Exercise Leaders take the ACSM exam ($300) and Personal Fitness Trainers take the NSCA exam ($300). Test costs are not included in the course cost. In addition to these tests, FLP participants take an in-house practical exam and perform an audition. Our UCLA fitness staff is selected through this process.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION: Acceptance into the program will be based on an application. The program is scheduled to take two and one-half quarters. Attendance at training sessions is mandatory. Cost of program does not include books or exam fee.

PROGRAM FEE: $450

INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Wednesday, 10/11/17, 7:30-8:30pm, Games Lounge, 2nd floor, John Wooden Center

Program begins 10/18

APPLICATION DUE
Friday, 10/13/17 by 5pm, FITWELL Services Desk, John Wooden Center 1st Floor (After deadline, contact Elisa Terry at eterry@recreation.ucla.edu or call 310-206-6130)

DATES and TIMES OF PROGRAM
Quarter dates: 10/18-12/8, 1/10-3/16, 4/2-6/8
Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:15pm & Fridays 3:00pm-5:00pm. Participants will also be assigned to assist and attend one fitness class per week. This is scheduled based on the participant's availability.

If in good standing in the program with demonstrated proficiency, FLPers can start teaching fitness under the supervision of certified personnel and earning money by the start of Winter Quarter.

Yoga

 

Register here for Yoga Classes

 

Summer Yoga Schedule

 

Click here to register for our Yoga Classes

 

Yoga Passes: Interested in taking more than one Yoga class? Purchase a Yoga Pass!

(Pass is not valid for KREC yoga classes)

 

To purchase a Yoga Pass, you must enroll in at least 1 Yoga class for the quarter you wish to attend. Once enrolled, you may purchase a Yoga Pass for $25 per quarter that will allow you to drop in on any other Yoga class on a space available basis after the 2nd week of classes. (not valid for KREC yoga classes)

 

FREE Every Friday!

Flexible Fridays are free, all-level, drop-in yoga classes for undergraduate UCLA students provided by the Healthy Campus Initiative in collaboration with UCLA Recreation FITWELL. These classes give all students an opportunity to explore yoga and the benefits of mindfulness.

  • 10:05-10:55AM Wilson Plaza
  • 11:10-11:55AM Court of Sciences
  • 3:30-4:30PM Sunset Rec
  • 5:00-6:00PM Hedrick Mov Studio
Like UCLA Yoga on Facebook 

Rec On The Hill

Diabetes Prevention Program

UCLA DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

Through a collaboration with the Healthy Campus Initiative and FITWELL, the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is offered for students, faculty, staff, and UCLA Health System patients. UCLA DPP follows the guidelines for National Diabetes Prevention Programs, using a CDC-approved curriculum, trained lifestyle coaches, and group support over the course of a year. 

UCLA DPP provides education, encouragement, and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their health goals. Participants meet in a classroom setting for an hour once a week for the first three months, biweekly (every other week), for the next three months, and once a month for the last six months. The Prevent T2 curriculum includes basic information on nutrition, ways to increase physical activity, stress management techniques, and ideas to stay motivated. 

Cost

UCLA Students - FREE
UCLA Staff/Faculty/Emeriti - $280
Non-affiliate - $400

We are in network with UCLA Medical Group HMO plans. For all other insurances, it is the responsibility of the participant to check with their insurance provider for reimbursement. Payment can be made in full at the start of the program or in four installments paid in the first three months.  Parking is not covered for the program, but participants may park in Visitor parking in Lot 4.

Eligibility to Participate 

Eligibility requirements include:

  • >18 years of age
  • BMI > 24 or Individuals of Asian descent with a BMI > 22

AND

  • Past diagnosis of gestational diabetes

OR

  • Blood test with prediabetes diagnosis

OR

  • A prediabetes assessment score ≥ 9 according to the Risk Test


Contact Information 

For more information about DPP, or to enroll in an upcoming class, contact us at dpp@recreation.ucla.edu or 310-794-7765.  

To apply online, click here


Upcoming Class Schedule 

Should you be eligible to participate, our upcoming classes are scheduled as follows: 

  • Wednesdays from 11:00 AM -12:00 PM, beginning July 26th, 2017
  • Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM, beginning July 27th, 2017
  • Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00 AM, August 2017
  • Mondays from 5:30-6:30 PM, September 2017
  • Fridays from 1:00-2:00 PM, October 2017
  • Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 PM, November 2017

Staff & Faculty Programs

BHIP

The Bruin Health Improvement Program (BHIP) is a three-month program—exclusively for UCLA faculty and staff at no cost (for first time participants)—offering participants intensive lifestyle training in areas of exercise, nutrition, stress management and mental conditioning. 

BHIP.5 Spring 2017 Session Dates: 5/8-7/28, no class 5/29.

Tentative Class times: M, T, Th, F at 6:15am or 5:15pm

BHIP Onramp's next session will begin late summer. Dates TBD

If you have unsubscribed from our listserv, please resubscribe to receive our program emails. To resubscribe, click on this link or text UCLAREC to: 22828

BHIP ONRAMP

OnRamp is a comprehensive conditioning program that will improve cardiovascular fitness and overall strength and mobility. It is appropriate for individuals without current limitations looking to become much more physically active and nutritionally mindful.

Class times: M,W,F 6:15AM, 7:15AM, 11AM, 12PM, 5:15PM, 6:15PM

BHIP .5

This program is appropriate for individuals who are 50 lbs or more overweight and are looking for tailored nutritional guidance and increased physical activity.

Physical Activity times: T,Th,Fr 6:15AM & 5:15PM; Nutrition times: 6:15AM & 5:15PM

For Grads (for UCLA Graduate Students)

To register for BHIP for Grads, click here

For the latest updates and insight into our community, like us on Facebook 


For Current BHIP Participants: 

.5 (6/19-6/23):

Tues at Drake, Thurs at Wilson Plaza (bottom of Janss), Fri at the Circuit Room (JWC)

***Rain updates will be posted in real-time

BHIP Ongoing

As a BHIP graduate, you have the opportunity to continue what you've learned in BHIP OnRamp with BHIP OnGoing.

Our ongoing BHIP classes are offered 5 days a week, Monday-Friday at 6:15am, 7:15am, 11am, 12pm, 4pm (only MWF), 5:15pm, and 6:15pm at Drake Stadium.

With your registration, you are eligible to attend 3 or 5 classes per week (see prices below). Classes meet continually but not on holidays and most university breaks. 

Want to attend 3 days/week?

    • $20/month via payroll deduction for UCLA Recreation members or the monthly rate paid in full at time of purchase (i.e. $20/month × 3 months for a quarter = $60)
    • $40/month via payroll deduction for non-members or the monthly rate paid in full at time of purchase (i.e. $40/month × 3 months for a quarter = $120)

    Want to attend 5 days/week?

      • $30/month via payroll deduction for UCLA Recreation members or the monthly rate paid in full at time of purchase (i.e. $30/month × 3 months for a quarter = $90)
      • $50/month via payroll deduction for non-members or the monthly rate paid in full at time of purchase (i.e. $50/month × 3 months for a quarter = $150

        You must be a BHIP graduate to take the OnGoing classes, but you may register at any time. To enroll, visit Sales & Service in the John Wooden Center (1st floor).

        For membership questions, contact Sales & Service at 310.206.8373.


        CURRENT BHIP ONGOING PARTICIPANTS

        6/19-6/23

        Mon-Wed at Drake, Thurs and Fri at Pardee

        Like BHIP on Facebook for real-time updates 


        Questions?
        Contact FITWELL Services at 310.206.6130 or fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu.
        For OnGoing class information for BHIP graduates, click here.

         

Bruin Mindfit

FOR UCLA STUDENTS:

Bruin MindFit is now available for students. Click here to register. (Search Bruin MindFit on www.recreation.ucla.edu/register) 

Bruin MindFit for Student Spring 2017 Session Date: 4/10- 6/1. 

FOR UCLA STAFF & FACULTY:

Spring 2017 Program Date: 5/8-7/28, no class 5/29.

Tentative Class Time Options:

-MW 11a-12p or 12:05p-1:05p, Dynasty Room, John Wooden Center

-TuTh 5:15p-6:15p Wilshire Center Suite 130

  • All participants are allotted up to 4 absences for the duration of BMF.
  • If you can't attend your assigned class time...that is fine! You are welcome to attend another the other class as long as it is only once in a while. You do not need to let us know, just be sure to sign into the class you are assigned. However, please attend your assigned class time as consistently as possible.  

For questions, please contact JNguyen@recreation.ucla.edu 

If you have unsubscribed from our listserv, please resubscribe to receive our program emails. 

 To resubscribe, click on this link 

Or:

Text UCLAREC to: 22828

Bruin MindFit is a 12 week hands-on mindful movement and meditation course, offered to faculty and staff at no cost, that teaches several effective stress-management tools.  Practice meditation, breathing (pranayama), basic yoga movement, relaxation, walking, and everyday mindfulness. 

Bruin MindFit is appropriate for individuals of all fitness levels, who are ready to cultivate everyday wellness and a daily practice of stress relieving mindful movement and meditation.  Some possible benefits of Bruin MindFit are:

    • greater focus, clarity, and productivity
    • increased energy, vitality, & optimism
    • improved body awareness
    • increased strength & suppleness
    • enhance your overall level of wellness

     

    Our BruinMindFit audio playlist:



    How do people get selected for the program? 

    The selection process is based on a lottery. All applications received will be entered into the drawing. The application must be completely filled out.

    Is there a wait list for those not drawn in the lottery? |
    There is no wait list.

    Does Bruin MindFit cost money?
    No. This program is being offered free to faculty and staff as part of FITWELL’s employee wellness initiative funded by the University.

    What is the program like? What will we be doing?
    Bruin MindFit is a stress mindful movement and meditation program. Meditation, breathing (pranayama), yoga, relaxation, walking, and mindfulness will be practiced regularly. The goal of the program is for you to walk away with a daily practice that suits you best.

    How much physical activity will be included in the program?
    Yoga and walking will be done regularly. The yoga will be suitable for a beginner and/or someone who practices yoga regularly. It will include getting up and down from the floor. You will learn several short sequences that could serve as your daily stress management practice. We will also explore several ways to use walking as a meditation and stress management technique.  The walks would last 5 minutes to 30 minutes.

    Will the meditation require floor sitting?
    We will learn several types of meditation. You will always have a chair as an option. When we do meditation on the floor, there will be bolsters, blankets, and blocks available that help to make floor sitting more comfortable.

    Who is going to teach the classes?
    Our FitWell Staff of Yoga, Meditation, and Fitness Instructors.

    Do I have to sign up for a specific time or could I go to any of the scheduled times?
    Yes, please choose the class time that suits you best. We will do our place you in your preferred timeslot as space permits. This will be your assigned timeslot for each day of class, for the entire program. On an occasional basis, you can attend another class if you cannot make the class you are enrolled in.

    Do we need to attend each and every class?
    We recommend you miss no more than 4 classes total in order for it to be as beneficial as possible. If you foresee missing 4 or more classes, we recommend you apply for the next Bruin MindFit session when you can attend consistently. Schedule alternatives (i.e. practicing from home, make-up classes, etc.) will not be offered.

    Do I need to be a recreation member to participate?
    Can students participate? No, recreation membership is not required. You only need to be a full time faculty or staff member to qualify. This program is not for students.

    Can I repeat Bruin MindFit?
    If you have participated in the past (either dropped the program early without an excused dismissal such as a medical or family emergency, or finished the entire program), the cost is $150.


    Questions?  
    E-mail FITWELL at fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu or call the FITWELL Desk at 310.206.6130.

FitZones

FITZONE Classes are no-cost workouts for UCLA Staff and Faculty with
convenient locations throughout campus. No membership required!

FIT ZONE SCHEDULES LISTED BELOW:

SUMMER 2017 SCHEDULE, June 26-Sept 15

No classes 6/19-6/23, Holidays 7/4 and 9/4

Click Here to take our survey and SIGN the liability waiver to participate in classes for Summer 2017

Back Health Alexander Technique 10 Week Class SUMMER 2017
Click here to enroll in our Back Health Alexander Technique 10 Week Class

Learn optimal posture and movement mechanics to help alleviate back pain.

*Please bring your UCLA ID card upon entry to each class and sign in through our attendance tracker with the instructor   

 

DIRECTIONS:

UCLA Wilshire Center, 10920 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 130 Los Angeles, Ca. 90025

CHS 8th Floor Patio: 760 Westwood Plaza:Semel Institute: Take H1 or H2 elevators up to the 8th floor or one of the other elevators to the 7th floor and then up one more flight of stairs. Patio door on 8th floor is adjacent to the Office of Extramural Support 88-201C

Please Google UCLA Campus Map for other campus building locations

 


 

UPDATES:

6/20 and 6/22, Aqua Core & More, 12-1pm is moved to SAC pool

6/28 Wednesday, 12:10-12:50pm Zumba will be moved to NPI Auditorium

No Kaufman Zumba 12-1pm on 7/4, 7/6, 7/13, 7/18, 7/20--space unavailable.

M/W/F 12:10pm Zumba CHS 8th Floor Patio is subject to cancellation when it rains. Please check Semel Auditorium (aka NPI Auditorium) our back up location if no one is at the CHS 8th Floor Patio. If and when it's raining and the auditorium is unavailable, class is then canceled.


Fit Breaks & Warm Up To Work (WU2W)

Free 15 minute movement breaks at a location near you!

SPRING 2017 begins:

April 3 through June 2 
No Fitbreaks May 29.

Click here for our current schedule

 


Workshops

FITWELL EDU WORKSHOPS

Workshops on various health and wellness topics are available upon request for your department. These are typically offered as staff training and development workshops or learn-at-lunch seminars. 

Fill out a request here. 

Some of our popular workshops include: Portable Gym Kit, 10 Stretches for a Pain Free Body, Back Health and Optimal Posture, Office Zen Stress Relief, Mindful Eating. See a complete list of our workshops here. 

 FIT TO Series

These workshops focus on resolving particular stressors that affect many types of jobs including sitting or standing for long periods of time, lifting, bending or other repetitive workplace actions. 

FIT to Sit teaches proper sitting posture and provides an exercise regimen to get those who sit for long periods of time better fitness. 

FIT to Work is tailored to specific job duties within a department or group (lifting, twisting, stuffing, standing, bending, etc.) 

Other FIT TO Workshops: Core Fit, Healthy Back, Fitness Basics, Cardio Fit, Muscle Fit, Stretch It, Mindful Sensory Walks and Guided Meditation.

For more information about FITWELL Workshops, contact the FITWELL Services Desk at (310) 206-6130.


 

Walks - Routes and Resources


SELF-GUIDED WALKING ROUTES

UCLA Campus and UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Residence Hall and Guest House

Santa Monica Medical Center and LAX Walking Routes

Back Safety

Arrange a hands-on back safety seminar with a FITWELL strength coach at your next departmental meeting! Contact Kyle Clayton for more details at kclayton@recreation.ucla.edu

Can't set up a seminar right now, but still want to learn? Already had a seminar and need to refresh? Check out our 

Safe Lifting Technique Videos:

Neutral Spine

Low Zone - Two Feet

Low Zone - Unilateral

Low Zone - Build a Bridge

Power Zone

Reaching Overhead

Diabetes Prevention Program

UCLA DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

Through a collaboration with the Healthy Campus Initiative and FITWELL, the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is offered for students, faculty, staff, and UCLA Health System patients. UCLA DPP follows the guidelines for National Diabetes Prevention Programs, using a CDC-approved curriculum, trained lifestyle coaches, and group support over the course of a year. 

UCLA DPP provides education, encouragement, and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their health goals. Participants meet in a classroom setting for an hour once a week for the first three months, biweekly (every other week), for the next three months, and once a month for the last six months. The Prevent T2 curriculum includes basic information on nutrition, ways to increase physical activity, stress management techniques, and ideas to stay motivated. 

Cost

UCLA Students - FREE
UCLA Staff/Faculty/Emeriti - $280
Non-affiliate - $400

We are in network with UCLA Medical Group HMO plans. For all other insurances, it is the responsibility of the participant to check with their insurance provider for reimbursement. Payment can be made in full at the start of the program or in four installments paid in the first three months.  Parking is not covered for the program, but participants may park in Visitor parking in Lot 4.

Eligibility to Participate 

Eligibility requirements include:

  • >18 years of age
  • BMI > 24 or Individuals of Asian descent with a BMI > 22

AND

  • Past diagnosis of gestational diabetes

    OR

    • Blood test with prediabetes diagnosis

    OR

    • A prediabetes assessment score ≥ 9 according to the Risk Test


    Contact Information 

    For more information about DPP, or to enroll in an upcoming class, contact us at dpp@recreation.ucla.edu or 310-794-7765.  

    To apply online, click here

     

    Upcoming Class Schedule 

    Should you be eligible to participate, our upcoming classes are scheduled as follows: 

    • Wednesdays from 11:00 AM -12:00 PM, beginning July 26th, 2017
    • Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM, beginning July 27th, 2017
    • Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00 AM, August 2017
    • Mondays from 5:30-6:30 PM, September 2017
    • Fridays from 1:00-2:00 PM, October 2017
    • Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 PM, November 2017

     

    One on One Services

    Personal Fitness Training

    Get Started

    Step 1: Complete an application. Read and complete the following forms:

      • Participant Information
      • Pre-participation Screening
      • Physician’s Release (if necessary based on answers to Pre-participation Screening)

      Submit completed forms to the FITWELL Services desk prior to your first appointment.

      To complete the forms online, click here.

      Step 2: Purchase Sessions

      Purchase session(s) in person at Sales & Cashiering, JWC 1st floor, or online prior to your first appointment.  Please bring the receipt indicating proof of purchase to your first session.

      Step 3: Schedule training sessions. A FITWELL Coordinator will contact you within two business days to connect you with a trainer.

      Policies
        • All required forms must be completed, current and on file prior to each session.
        • All forms expire 12 months from completion date or as medical history changes.
        • All clients must wear appropriate footwear and clothing to each session. 

        *Personal Fitness Training on the premises of any UCLA Recreation facility is restricted to UCLA Recreation Personal Fitness Trainers (PFT) only. Any participant who is conducting or is suspected of conducting personal fitness training with a patron in a UCLA Recreation facility and who is not a UCLA Recreation PFT will have membership privileges reviewed and/or revoked. 

          Our Trainers
           Name  Certification
          Dan Curran
          ACE-CPT
          Danny Jauregui NSCA-CPT
          Elizabeth Melnikas NSCA-CPT
          Em Chang NSCA-CPT
          Emily Carter NSCA-CPT
          Jessica Hyndman NASM-CPT
          Jor-el Vaasborg NSCA-CPT
          Jonathan Hagman NSCA-CPT
          Julia Nordstrom NSCA-CPT
          Justin Ciampaglia NSCA-CSCS
          Karen Myers Cobb ACSM-Health Fitness Instructor
          KC Reischerl NSCA-CPT, CrossFit, USA Gymnastics
          Liz Ishida NSCA-CPT
          Mara Perscheid NCCPT-CPT
          Nolan Rubin NSCA-CPT
          Raman Sharma ACE-CPT
          Ryan Matthews NSCA-CSCS
          Sergio Guevara NSCA-CPT, NSCA-CSCS
          Trudy Niess-Stevens            NSCA-CPT, Certified Yoga Alliance
          Yvonne Nong NSCA-CPT
          Ellen Kelly Certified Athletic Trainer
          Peter Stamatapoulos Stott Pilates, ACE-Group Fitness Instructor, ACE-CPT

          Want to know about our PFTs? See extended bios

          Questions: Please call (310) 206-6130 or email FitwellPFT@recreation.ucla.edu

    Nutrition Counseling

    Get Started

    Congratulations on your decision to invest in yourself with Private Nutrition Counseling! Our Registered Dietitians are looking forward to working with and inspiring you to reach your personal goals.

    Step 1: Complete an application.

    Submit completed form to the FITWELL Services desk prior to your first appointment.

    Step 2: Purchase Sessions

    Purchase session(s) in person at Sales & Cashiering, JWC 1st floor, Kinross Recreation Center, or online prior to your first appointment.  Please bring the receipt indicating proof of purchase to your first session.

    Step 3: Schedule counseling sessions. A FITWELL Coordinator will contact you within two business days to connect you with a Registered Dietitian.

    Policies
      • All required forms must be completed, current and on file prior to each session.
      • All forms expire 12 months from completion date or as medical history changes.
       

      Our Registered Dietitians

       Luis Mora
       Margaux Permutt
       Molly Grupe
       Melody Moradi
       Melody Sayers
       Nilou Farivarmoheb
       Raheli Kory

       

    Chair Massage

    Feeling stressed, tense or mentally foggy? A few minutes of chair massage can improve circulation, reduce stress, relieve tension, decrease pain and rejuvenate your spirit. Chair massage is provided by a professional practitioner in an ergonomic chair and focuses on key tension areas in the back, neck, shoulders and arms.

    Meet John Conroy, our chair massage therapist

    Chair Massage Locations:

      • Mondays: Wooden Center Lobby, 11am-2pm
      • Wednesdays: Wooden Center Lobby, 11am-2pm
      • Fridays: Wooden Center Lobby, 11am-2pm
      How to Reserve:

      Step 1: Purchase Minutes (two options)

      • Buy online by clicking here.  You'll need to create a new account using your 9-digit Bruin ID number or your UCLA Recreation membership number.
      • Visit Sales and Services (John Wooden Center - 1st floor). Please note: Massages can be purchased in packages of $10 for 10 minutes, $20 for 20 minutes and $60 for 60 minutes.

      Step 2: Schedule Your Massage (two options)

      • Call FITWELL at 310.206.6130 with your receipt for verification  
      • Visit the FITWELL Desk in the John Wooden Center with your receipt for verification

      Massage can be scheduled in any 5-minute increment (minimum of 10 minutes). For example, purchase 60 minutes and schedule six 10 minute massages, four 15 minute massages or in any other way you would like to break it up. 



      NOTICE: You must cancel or reschedule within 24 hours of your appointment or your minutes will be considered used. For refunds, please visit Sales and Service - Membership in the John Wooden Center (2nd floor). Refunds will be granted for requests received within 3 months of purchase. Minutes must be used within one year of purchase date. 

    Pilates

    Private Pilates: Meet with a Private Pilates Trainer to train specifically in Mat Pilates or Pilates Reformer.

     

             Mat Pilates is a total body exercise regimen designed by Joseph Pilates that increases strength and flexibility and helps to improve posture. It is primarily performed standing or on a mat utilizing resistance bands, loops, balls, and gliders.

             Pilates Reformer is a piece of resistance exercise equipment designed by Joseph Pilates. It consists of a platform that moves back and forth along a carriage. Resistance is provided by the exerciser’s body weight and by springs and pulleys attached to the carriage and platform. Pilates Reformer challenges your entire body with great attention to the core. Excellent for improving posture, strength and flexibility.

    To sign up for a private Pilates session:

    Step 1: Complete an application. Read and complete the following forms:

    -Participant Information

    -Pre-participation Screening

    -Physician’s Release (if necessary based on answers to Pre-participation Screening)

    Submit completed forms to the FITWELL Services desk prior to your first appointment. 

    Step 2: Purchase Sessions

    Purchase session(s) in-person at Sales & Cashiering, JWC 1st floor, or online here prior to your first appointment.  Please bring the receipt indicating proof of purchase to your first session.

    Step 3: Schedule training sessions. A FITWELL Coordinator will contact you within two business days to connect you with an instructor.

    Alexander Technique

    Meet with a certified Alexander Technique Practitioner to learn proper movement mechanics and posture. Great for releasing unnecessary tension in the body that may be causing pain. This technique helps  you to re-educate your mind and body to move, sit, stand and perform daily activities with grace and ease.

    To sign up for private Alexander Technique sessions

    Step 1: Complete an application. Read and complete the following forms:

    -Participant Information

    -Pre-participation Screening

    -Physician’s Release (if necessary based on answers to Pre-participation Screening)

    Submit completed forms to the FitWell Services desk prior to first appointment. Click here for forms

    Step 2: Purchase Sessions

    Purchase session(s) in-person at Sales & Cashiering, JWC 1st floor, or online here prior to your first appointment.  Please bring the receipt indicating proof of purchase to your first session.

    Step 3: Schedule training sessions. Look forward to your Alexander Technique trainer contacting you within 2 business days to set up your first appointment.


    Fitness Resources and Special Events

    Fitness Facilities

    MoveMail

    Welcome to MoveMail 

    It's not just an email, it's a MoveMail! 

    You've heard the news, sitting is not good for your health. It's easy to sit at your desk for hours without moving.

    Subscribe to MoveMail for a reminder to move throughout your work day!

              Our daily emails sent at 10am and 2pm provide instructional videos and movement breaks you can do anywhere, walking routes on and near campus, updates on programs that are happening now at a location near you, as well as other health and nutrition tips. All for free!

    Have questions? 
    Contact the Fitwell desk by calling (310) 206-6130, or e-mail us at fitwell@recreation.ucla.edu.

    Special Events

    If you registered and did not pick up a shirt, come to the Fitwell Desk at JWC. We have sizes Small, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large while supplies last. 

    Click here to see photos from the walk

    Congratulations to the raffle winners!

     Prize Name 
     FitBit  Sandra Arredondo
     FitBit  Melinda Huskey
     FitBit David Yune
     $70 Vans Gift Card Stewer Gutierrez
     $50 Whole Foods Gift Card Allan Smillin
     Kind Bar Gift Bag Andrew Jones
     Adidas Running Shoes Andrea Lanter



    Gym Tours & Fitness Equipment Orientations (Free of cost) 


    Starting a new workout program? Want to check your progress? Join us QUARTERLY for a FREE assessment led by UCLA certified personal fitness trainers! All UCLA students are able to participate.